Russian sawmills gain market share in Egypt

Russian sawmills exported approximately 84 thousands m3 of softwood lumber to Egypt in January, analysis company Woodstat reported. This represents an increase of 42% compared to January 2017. Deliveries from Sweden decreased by 7% during the month and Finland increased the export by 3%.

The Russian export to Egypt increased by 63% during the fourth quarter of 2017 compared to same quarter previous year. With increased deliveries from the Russian sawmills they are increasing their market share again in the Egyptian market after a significant loss during the first half of 2017.